Watch as Texas Governor Greg Abbott punches back at Joe Biden saying he has “neanderthal thinking” for eliminating the state’s mask mandate and re-opening businesses to 100% capacity:
KILMEADE: “Governor how do you respond to the president’s unification message of calling you and other governors a neanderthal?”
ABBOTT: “Two things, Brian, first, obviously it is not the type of thing a president should be saying, but second, he kind of said it on the worst day he could have.
Because the same day he said that, in Texas the Biden administration was releasing illegal immigrants into our communities who had Covid. The Biden administration was spreading Covid in south Texas yesterday because of their lack of constraint of testing and quarantining, people come across the border illegally.
The Biden administration was exposing Texas to Covid. That is a neanderthal type approach dealing with the Covid situation.
But more importantly, with regard to masks the change in Texas wasn’t all that much different from what we were before for a couple reasons. We are still strongly advocating every Texan follow best practices.
Where we are today is different from where we were this time last year when Texans and Americans didn’t know how to deal with this.
For an entire year Texans of learned the best practice to wear a mask and we strongly recommend that people do wear a mask but I know you folks know when we saw spikes in cases after Christmas and New Year’s we saw that most of those spikes didn’t occur in businesses or schools or other locations like retail centers, most of those transmissions occurred in the home setting where people were not wearing a mask in the first place so the mask requirement being illuminated isn’t going to make a change in the state of Texas.
Also people in Texas will continue to wear masks even though there is not a state mandate. We are in a situation where government mandates are not needed because Texans know the best practices.”
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org